Redevelopment Agency Bylaws
Article I- The Agency
Section 1. Name of Agency shall be known as the "Redevelopment Agency for the City
of Municipal Building, 245 deKoven Drive, in the City of Middletown, Connecticut.
Section 2. Office of Agency. The office of the Agency shall be at the Municipal
Department Office of the Municipal Building, 245 deKoven Drive, in the City of
Article II- Members and Officers
Section 1. Members. The regular members shall be sixteen in number with the Mayor as
a member ex-officio who shall vote only in the event of a tie vote of regular
members. The regular members shall consist of the electors appointed by Mayor
with approval of the Common Council. The term of office shall be as specified in
Section 16-24 of the Middletown Code of Ordinances, as amended by Ordinance No. 1
adopted January 6, 1986.
Section 2. Officers. The officers of the Agency shall be a Chairman, a Vice
Chairman and a Secretary.
Section 3. Chairman. The Chairman shall preside at all meetings and hearings of the
Agency and shall have the duties normally conferred by parliamentary usage on such
officers. The Chairman shall sign all instruments as approved by the Agency.
Section 4. Vice-Chairman. The Vice Chairman shall perform the duties of the
Chairman in the absence or incapacity of the Chairman; and, in the case of
resignation or death of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman shall perform such duties
as are imposed on the Chairman until such time as the Agency shall select a new
Section 5. Secretary. The Secretary shall keep the records of the Agency, shall
act as Secretary of the meetings of the Agency and record all votes, shall keep a
record of the proceedings of the Agency in a journal of proceedings to be kept for
such purposes and shall perform all duties incident to this office.
Section 6. Additional Personnel. The personnel of the Municipal Development Office
will serve as staff for the Agency. Staff, subject to the direction of the Agency,
shall have general supervision over the administration of the Agency's business and
management of its affairs within the limits of funds available for its use. The
Agency may employ such other officers, agents, technical consultants, legal counsel
and employees as it requires.
Section 7. Committees. Special committees may be appointed by the Chairman for
terms and purposes of which the Agency approves.
Section 8. Public Relations. Either the Chairman or a duly appointed Agency member
or a staff member may act as public relations director for the Agency.
Article III- Election of Officers
Section 1. Unless postponed to a later meeting, the Chairman and Vice-Chairman
shall be elected annually, at the regularly scheduled January meeting of the Agency
from among the Agency, and shall hold office for one year or until their successors
are elected and qualified.
Section 2. Unless postponed to a later meeting, the office of Secretary shall be
appointed by the Agency at the regular scheduled January meeting.
Section 3. Should the office of Chairman or Vice-Chairman become vacant, the Agency
shall elect a successor from its membership at a regular or special meeting and
such election shall be for the unexpired terms of said office.
Article IV- Meetings
Section 1. Regular Meetings. The regular meetings will be on the third (3) Tuesday
of each month at 5:00pm in the Municipal Building, 245 deKoven Drive, Middletown. In
the event of conflict with holidays or other events, a majority at any meeting may
change the date of said meetings. Staff shall notify the membership of regular
meetings not less than forty-eight (48) hours in advance of such meeting.
Section 2. Nine (9) members of the Agency shall constitute a quorum and the number
of votes necessary to transact business shall be a majority of Agency members at a
Section 3. Special Meetings. The Chairman of the Agency may, when he deems in expedient,
call a special meeting of the Agency. Not less than forty-eight (48)
hours notification of such meeting shall be given to each member of the Agency.
Unless otherwise specified in the notice of special meeting, such meeting shall be
held at the place of regularly scheduled meetings.
Section 4. All Agency members shall be open to the public when in session unless
the members vote to go into Executive Session.
Section 5. Order of Business. The regular meeting of the Agency, unless otherwise
determined by the Chairman shall be:
a) Call to Order
b) Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting
d) New Business
e) Reports of Officers and Committees
f) Old Business
g) Public Comments
No new business submitted for action by the Agency shall be acted upon unless it is
submitted three (3) working days prior to a regular meeting date. Provisions of
this Section may be waived by unanimous vote of the members present.
Article V- Public Hearings
Section 1. The Agency may hold public hearings when it decides that such hearings
will be in the public interest; or, that such hearings are prescribed by law.
Section 2. A stenographer shall take the evidence or the evidence shall be recorded
by sound recording device at each hearing for the Agency in which the right to
appeal lies to the Superior Court. Proceedings of the hearings shall be
incorporated into the Minutes Book of the Agency to be a permanent part of that
Section 3. The Chairman of the Agency shall preside at the public hearing. In the event
of his absence, the Vice-Chairman or a duly appointed Agency member, shall act as
presiding officer. A summary of the question or issue may be stated by the
presiding officer at the opening of the public hearing. Comments shall be limited
to the subject advertised for hearing.
Article VI- Amendments
Amendments to by-laws of the Agency shall be amended only with the approval of at
least nine of the Agency at a regular or a special meeting, but no such amendment
shall be adopted unless at least seven days written notice thereof has previously
been given to all members of the Agency.